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|Named Person:||William Shakespeare|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ernest Lehman; Robert Wise; Jerome Robbins; Natalie Wood; Richard Beymer; Russ Tamblyn; Rita Moreno; George Chakiris; Daniel Fapp; Thomas Stanford; Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; Irene Sharaff; Boris Leven; Arthur Laurents; William Shakespeare; United Artists Corporation.; Mirisch Corporation.; Seven Arts Productions.; Beta Productions (Firm); MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
|Language Note:||English, French or Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Accompanied by a Collectible scrapbook including Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens; book by Arthur Laurents; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Special features: Disc 1: feature film; original film intermission music (option to play with or without intermission) -- Disc 2: "West side memories" retrospective documentary containing Natalie Wood's original vocal recordings and new interviews with cast and crew including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim (56 min.); original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins ; music conductor, Johnny Green.|
|Cast:||Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.|
|Awards:||Academy Awards, USA; 1962, Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin); Best Cinematography, Color (Daniel L. Fapp); Best Costume Design, Color (Irene Sharaff); Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins); Best Film Editing (Thomas Stanford); Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal); Best Picture (Robert Wise); Best Sound (Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer)|
|Target Audience:||Not rated.|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 collectible scrapbook.|
|Details:||DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions.|
|Contents:||Special collection includes: "West Side Memories" retrospective documentary, including Natalie Wood's original voice recordings and new interviews with the cast and crew, including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim ; storyboard to film comparison ; original release trailers and behind the scenes photos. Language: English 5.1 surround ; French mono ; Spanish mono ; subtitles: English, French, Spanish.|
|Other Titles:||West Side memories.
West Side story (Motion picture)
West Side story
|Responsibility:||United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production.|
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